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Friday, March 18, 2011

Yesterday afternoon our youngest fell through the slats in the banister on the upper floor, down to the marble stairs 6 feet below... and landed on his head. He is miraculously fine. They took x-rays and the one 6" long, 1" high bump he had on his head is now a barely visible red mark. I don't know how we got away with this, but I am thankful.

I walked the halls with him in my arms for 6 hours last night. Today he's been really cranky and wants to be held (and of course Daddy won't do) so I've been carting around a 25lb 22mos old for about twelve hours. My abs are killing me from teddy bear crunches and planks, my thighs are killing me from squats, my arms hurt from baby-lugging. I have 3 bushels of clean laundry waiting to be folded but any time I move I am treated to a full-out kicking and screaming, flat on the floor, snot bubbles and drool strings, toddler fit.

While this is going on my 3yr old is climbing and jumping all over the place, doing cartwheels, talking non-stop about nothing... but God forbid I don't listen! He also manages to tease his brother. They tease each other. They smack and fight. I am tired and sore, but I am still very motivated. Know why? Because today my toddler is in my arms, teasing his brother and being his old normal self after a fall that should have seriously injured him, or worse. He was sleeping on me in my bed last night as I cried all over his miracle baby head.

Tomorrow is Saturday which means I will not be gracing you all with my presence. We have "Saturdays Unplugged" which means NO ELECTRONICS (except for music) for any of us, including Mommy and Daddy. We just started it last month as a solution for our 6yr olds teeny tiny attention span. It has been a wonderful experience for all of us! I don't think we're going to stop :)
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    Unplugged Sturdays: such a great idea. Thank you for all of your encouraging and true words. I have read all of your blogs this morning and I am glad to have you as a friend on my challenge team. You are helping me.
    3772 days ago
    Sweet friend, I am praising god that your little man is doing well! How scary!!! I love the unplugged Saturdays ... hubby and I have considered doing the same, but we just haven't been able to figure it out yet. Keep up the good work - you're an inspiration and a delight to have on the team!!!
    3778 days ago
    Oh my. I am just SO glad he's ok.

    And I think that God counts mommy tears falling on a child's head as baptism, blessings, and magic all at once.
    3781 days ago
    WOW! How scary was that! So glad your son is ok, amazing what their little bodies can bounce back from (no pun intended cause that would be sick and cruel and i am not cruel lol). I love the idea of saturday unplugged. We ahve tried it in our home here and there for special days like earth day and family day but making it a regular thing would be pretty cool. Hope you have a great weekend and your lil man is up and running like a crazed monkey in no time :)
    3781 days ago
    Scary! I'm so glad to hear that your baby is ok. Sending a hug!
    3781 days ago
    Glad your little cutie pie is ok!!! How incredibly scary!!! Kis love to give us heart attacks don't they? Hey, I bet all the racing your heart did counts for cardio!!!
    3781 days ago
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    So glad everything is ok. I know that had to be super scary for you. ((hugs)) I think we may do an unplugged day or two a month, haven't ever thought about it but it sounds neat esp in the warmer weather heading our way.
    3781 days ago
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    You were blessed that everything turned out the way it did, that is quite a fall. I'm so happy for you that he's doing well. Saturdays Unplugged, NO ELECTRONICS...what a great idea!!! emoticon
    Wishing you a beautiful day & a wonderful weekend! emoticon
    3781 days ago
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